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Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 5 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Buried Sunlight Organization: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad Voice: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Word Choice: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Sentence Fluency: Jangles: A Big Fish Story Conventions: What’s New? The Zoo! Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.